Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Mapmakers, mushrooms and unlucky trend

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Screenshot Saturday Sundays! We’re having a very lazy Sunday afternoon this week, however that shouldn’t imply forgoing a stroll by way of the delights on provide by way of the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag for our common weekend viewing. This week: pastel cartography, mycelium cottages, data-corrupted highways from hell and squirrels.

We’re as soon as once more visited by Au Fil De L’eau developer Samson Auroux this week, this time with a quick dabble in map-drawing.

Since releasing lovely picturebook excursion Au Fil De L’eau, Aurox’s work has chilled considerably. Literally, I imply, placing his efforts in direction of crunchy snowsports journey A Skier’s Journey. Returning to heat pastels, his newest draft faucets into the a part of my head that’s obsessive about maps, atlases and basic cartography. Early days, for certain, however I’m eager on seeing how the developer chooses to landmark this promising world.

One factor you couldn’t pin down on a map, thoughts, is Mr Thee’s cellular mushroom mansion.

The concept of a strolling home rings fairly nice within the present second. After all, if I can’t go outdoors, I reckon it’d be fairly good to discover the world from the consolation of my fungal entrance room. Thee was beforehand behind The Growth Project, a pay-what-you-want golf ’em up that Pip took to manner again in 2016. While it’s exhausting to conjure extra particulars on this mission, Thee’s been teasing what seems to be like a witchy little romp. I’ve to think about this fully-mobile mycelial dwelling is solely the work of a nifty little potion.

Moving on from issues that shouldn’t transfer throughout unusual areas, we’re hopping into a superbly regular automobile in an imperfectly damaged freeway.

The above might have been the clip that introduced Taylor Swietanski to my consideration, however their feed may be largely summed up as “entirely my shit”. Glitched, damaged captures of fragmented locations, rendered in hellish low-resolution neon and captioned with brief, ominous poetry. It’s a temper captured by the title of Swietanski’s newest Itch launch, 2019’s Caged Bird Don’t Fly Caught In A Wire Sing Like A Good Canary Come When Called, a piece wherein this display actually stands in dialog with.

(Granted, this could’ve been on my radar earlier, given Jay’s enigmatic dive into Caged Birds Don’t Fly… final 12 months)

Finally… I don’t actually have something to say that isn’t already stated by Dusk developer David Szymanski, solely that you simply would possibly need to finish the article right here in case you’re overly keen on rodents. It’s known as, uh, “Squirrel Stapler” for good motive.

Just keep in mind, fur is homicide – and games are awfully keen on homicide, aren’t they?


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